If Rude Mechanicals was going to bother making a gin, we were going to have do it properly – from scratch and using wine from our vineyards. It’s that combination of our wine and Dr John Walters’ original scratch spirit that forms the unique base for our gin. The intensity of the flavours and aromas in Vineyard Gin come from the second distillation, where the hand-selected botanicals are distilled into the gin rather than using more conventional compounding methods. Only the hearts of both distillations are used in order to achieve Vineyard Gin’s ludicrously smooth finish.
A botanical compôte of juniper, mandarin flesh, cardamom, peel of clementine, lemon zest & wine. This is a gin that tastes like a gin… just a really good one.
We like to think the distillation of our efforts can be experienced in its purest form: sipped from a heavy tumbler with a single cube of ice. Alternatively, enjoy a generous measure with your favourite tonic. Serve over plenty of ice with a clutch of gently squeezed black grapes and a fresh basil leaf.
The Gin Masters 2021